Monthly Archive: March 2012

An open letter to the Labour party

Dear Ed, I hope you’ll get to read this, although the likelihood is that you never will. It’s a shame really, since I was added to your mailing list by some third party and my efforts to be removed from your party mailing list has been repeatedly ignored, I thought I would take the time and effort to write this open letter in reply to your latest missive on the 2012 budget. I am 24, I had the luxury of attending a Grammar school, before funding my way through university with a combination of my student loans and hard work….
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Back to school: The start of 6.002x

As I mentioned a couple of weeks back, I signed up for a free online self-study course in Circuits and Electronics, run by MIT under the MITx programme. Today the course started and I wish to say one thing should my Electronics teachers ever see this (David Brooker or Paul Abbot) half of what the course covers I have never seen before. When it comes to pure maths, my skills are pretty week, fortunately Google has been able to help me answer some of the questions, which so far concern looking at discrete abstractions based on the V-I relationship. From…
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Cocks’ of the week: Cardinal Keith O’Brien and Rush Limbaugh

I have neglected this blog a bit, not because there is no stupidity going on, but because there has been nobody worthy enough to make me sit down and write something. All that has changed today though thanks to Cardinal Keith O’Brien, head of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland and his view of the legalisation of gay marriage, and Rush Limbaugh, some dumb-ass yank DJ and his views on access to contraceptives for medical purposes (aka. Slutgate.) According to today’s Evening Standard, the cardinal feels that the governments actions are “madness” and a “grotesque subversion of a universally accepted…
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My Raspberry Pi is in the oven

Just under a week ago, the Raspberry Pi foundation announced that a big bit of news was coming on Wednesday morning at 6am. Hopefully this was the release of the Pis’. Well, not exactly, the announcement was that they had partnered with RS and Farnell to manufacture and distribute Raspberry Pis’, and within two minutes both websites had been DDOS’d offline. Since then I have managed to get an order in with Farnell for a Pi, and will hopefully receive it in the coming weeks. Worryingly though my Google Analytics reports are showing that people are searching for “Raspberry Pi…
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Your Search Queries 20/02/2012 – 26/02/2012

One of the great things about Google Analytics is the vast wealth of information it makes available to me. I can see for instance what search queries I am getting listed for, and some of them I can give a simple answer for, so here goes! Last week you searched for: 2nd Week: 01234 765093 / Computer virus phone scams See my article here 2nd Week: Raspberry Pi <something> Finally, some news, they have released the model B which is available to pre-order from RS and Farnell depending on where you live with deliveries starting soon. Also, the model A…
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